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quote today she talked to us from her hospital bed in beijing. how are you feeling physically? >> i was feeling pretty bad earlier. now it is -- it has become just a cough. before i was feverish and coughing and sneezing a lot. >> reporter: noreen is testing negative for swine flu and says she's looking forward to being leased soon. also looking forward to the story she will tell her classmate when school starts. >> a little funny. mine, i'm going to be able to go home and tell my friends that i had swine flu while i was in china. telling people, dramatic. >> reporter: the trip was sponsored by the con unusual us institute of maryland and paid for by the chinese government. the parents tell me the chinese government is also pay for the hospitalization and also making sure that the kids are in separate rooms as well. they are also offering to extend the trip if the kids decide they
to evidence that is there, the fact there's no reasonablality a tiffs. and you know, we want to use as few antibiotics in children. we want to use as few as possible in animals, with we are going to use medicine, it should be paced on a solid foundation of evidence. so trying to set up a mechanism for that is challenging. i think as we go through, one use at a time, we have, just like we do in pediatrics, this use is appropriate, but this isn't. that's what needs to happen. >> >> you're looking at a situation, where you think it is difficult do have a working definition of this. is that right? >> i think it is one of the things that has to be worked out. i think in the bill it says routine prevention, but you know, how you define routine prevention. that's somewhere in this. that's a thing like agency like f.d.a. has done before and can do. we can talk about the principles that would go into this determination like that or how you would assess that. but one question, i agree, with you completely, just calling something prevention doesn't make it based on evidence, doesn't make it appropria
. >>> this is fox 5 news, news edge at 11:00. >>> the news edge working a developing story tonight. a u.s. soldier held prisoner in afghanistan, seeming scared on a new video. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas, thank you for joining us, it is really a first look at the soldier since he went missing two weeks ago. and tonight the u.s. is condemninghe taliban video. more on the story, live from the satellite center working this one. >> reporter: well, the pentagon tonight is calling this a taliban propaganda video and says it is a violation of w. now while the young soldier seems to be reading from a script at times he also seems rather frightened. in the 28 minute video, private foul bowe bergdahl appears unharmed. but his words are chilling. >> well, i'm scared, scared i won't be able to go home. -- and it is a very -- unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reorter: the 23-year-old disappeared july 1, stationed near the pakistani border, an area known to be a taliban strong hold. there are conflicting reports on how he was captured, but on the tape he says he was lagging behind the patrol. the u.
proven otherwise. that is what the constitution stands for. . he called us into public service. it did not matter if we were black or white. he told us to stop violence and look at yourself in the mirror, because it meant if you were going to make a difference, of look at the man or woman. [applause] you come from all faiths, and i respect that america. it is a theme so symbolic for a young and beautiful man. i love the story of good samaritans because it talks about those who walk by and diminished the devastated and the port, the broken, beaten man lay on the road. nobody stopped, but someone called a samaritan. it could be in the face. it is all but charity and love, and i call michael jackson the good samaritan. i call the michael jackson, who cared and love for the world. it bothered me. i grew up with him, as all of us did. the 15 ambassadors, heads of states, sitting in an office, listening to michael jackson. he looked, they listened, she listened. what an experience to be able to listen and see michael jackson in action. there were words cast about. i wonder if anybody was on
, but officials changed their tune and u.s. forces can stay there. can you tell us what happened to change their mind? >> that's correct, the agreement has been negotiated and this is very important for the support of u.s. forces, coalition forces in afghanistan, logistics, the ability to move troops in and out, so this is a good thing for the united states and for our coalition partners as we continue to stabilize afghanistan and help them move forward in their democratic process. >> and the agreement is limited to support. is that correct? it's only going to be support functions that go through that base now? >> yes. >> let's move to how foreign military sales in particular help the air force. why is it in the air force's interest to help foster these kinds of deals, and as wellr there any dangers with potentially putting technology in the hands of those who could some day be potential adversaries? >> great question. what it's really about is relationship, partnerships, and building partnership capacity. the clear pleas son, in my view of 9/11, as great as our air force is, indeed all of
aerial drones by the u.s. military inside pakistan. more now on a survey from a group called world public opinion. this is about an hour and a half. >> and what it means for pakistan and u.s. policies. my name is stephen weber. i am with the program on international policy attitudes, and we manage world public this is a network of organizations around the world that conduct research on international policy questions, and this study, along with all of our other work can be found on our website,, along with documentation method, frequency of distribution and so forth. we have studies on pakistan and southeast asia that can be found there as well. this morning we will be looking at findings from a national survey of the people of pakistan that was connected in late may, slightly over a month ago. the specific dates were may 17-28. to put this in an american context, this was four months after president obama was inaugurated and about one week before his speech in cairo in which he addressed it is muslim world. clay ramsey on my right will present th
an electronic sign once used by the u.s. to blast the castro government has gone dark. is that signal better relations ahead and more opportunities for american businesses? >>> plus, blinded by the light. planes taking off and landing at london's heathrow airport are increasingly being targeted by lasers and pilots warn the consequences could be dead low. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> they say they want to impose a taliban-like regime that regains western education and they've been attacking police stations recent days sparking clashes. by some reports have left at least 100 people dead. but this wave of violence is going on in nigeria and important oil-producing nation in africa. for years has been dealing with the deadly insurgency. in tonight's "lead focus" we're going to take a closer look at this newest wave of vial friend latest from the scene and with expert analysis. we're going to begin with this re
debate over the role of race in america and the professor says he is hoping to use the situation to push for fairness in the criminal justice system and also does plan to accept the president's invitation to grab that beer, at the white house, along with the cambridge police sergeant, james crowley, who was one of several officers who arrested gates at his cambridge home after a gates neighbor reported a break-in. jamie? >> jamie: alaska governor sarah palin, eric, is leaving office officially today, has been spending the weekend, saying good-bye and signing autographs at a slew of picnics across the state. and, more than a thousand people are showing up, for one in palin's home town of wasilla. and there is a big question in everyone's mind not just in alaska but across the country, what is income for the former vice presidential nominee? >> come monday, going to be working hard. >> jamie: she's a patriot and as statement to the "washington post" said, i will take the battle nationally and won't shy away from challenging the powerful, the entrenched, the corrupt and anyone standing in t
setting up and it kicks off with noon with gospel heading your way, we have mary wright here telling us more. >> we're excited to have the partnership with church of christ. health and wellness, financial empowerment and getting more information and resources to help you. >> reporter: you said that tent and area is the heart of the festival. >> we know the entertainment is a draw, but we want people to leave with resources, get screen for things plaguing our community and how to look for jobs and advance their careers. it's important. >> reporter: tell us how can people get here? parking can be tough. >> we don't encourage to drive. we have a great partnership with mta, take the light rail. parking is ten dollars, but just take the mta. >> it costs $5 to get in and if you want to see the great anita baker, she'll be on stage at 7:30 tonight. >> out of all of what we said, fish, wings and jumbo shrimp. >> i was eyeing that sign. i'm hungry. >> my husband has breakfast made when i get home maybe. >> looking at funnel cakes they're not open yet. >> we'll make it down there later.
>>> president obama welcomes iraq's prime minister to the u.s. admist concerns overcreasing violence and rift between american and iraqi forces. >>> stay key link in the u.s. war effort in afghanistan and a source tension between russia and america. tonight, we see what the locals think about the u.s. military presence in the central asian nation of kurzic stan. >>> millions of nations turn their eyes to the skies. as dawn turned to darkness across that continent it was the longest solar eclipse. >>> plus, britain's take on the u.s. banking crisis. a segment that we like to call "how they see it." tonight's report from itn is bound to raise eyebrows. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here is what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." >>> made possible, in part, by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> president barack obama and iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki sat down face to face today for meetings at the white house squaring off over the drawdown of american troops and concerns over the rising violence
community they have small numbers of robots before 9/11 but they wouldn't use them because it was seen as them also courageous thing to do and in that community and they have what is called the ski-ski effect. that is a certain day in iraq we lost to eod soldiers whose names ended in ski-ski and the community basic attitude changed to you know what, we may -- the courage aspect really doesn't matter. we have to start using the systems. we are losing people too quickly. with pacbots they describe the moment being the deployed experimental ones out to the very first forces in afghanistan who were trying to investigate these bunker complex and realized the technology they were using to investigate the bunkers and see if there is combatants still inside or weapons, it was the very same technology we were using back in world war ii and vietnam. a guy with a flashlight and a pistol. so they were asking afghan allies is to go in first to check that out and as one of them put it, quote, we began to run out of afghans. that's when the attitude shifted so is sent out this experimental set and th
is a personal savings issue. .. going quicker and quicker so they have the counter samper devices that use acoustics and lasers to sniper shoots the unit, it immediately point said the unit comeuppance a laser beam target on the sniper said. if you don't react quick enough the guy goes back down so you lost an opportunity so technically is easy to put a laser on the, one of the gun as well, another logical path when that gets you there so the point is to get each of these logical pathways that take you down this final frontier of army and that leads to the other part of your question of which is what makes ethical now and that is actually one of the parts of the debate i want to put out there. we really should debate whether it is or not in the circumstances that make ethical are not and that's not just things like the loss of robotics like isaac asimov but who should be able to control them, is a predator drawn only technology. too late, the department of homeland security has six of them. how about something the federal government should have and local police departments. too late, l.a.
overuse of antibiotics. . . therapeutic use -- >> when you say working definition for both, the -- the, in terms of the economic costs, would you agree when we're, effectively, if you have a -- an animal producer that is using antibiotics in a nontherapeutic way, there by, well documented of course, contributing to antibiotic resistant bacteria, that there would be a sizeable economic cost of that extra, that others would have to pay for. not the producer of the animal. somebody else would have to pay for treating people and -- secondary and tertiary antibiotics and another cost of treatment? >> i do believe it could be costly. >> maybe you could add to your own experience as a doctor and m.d., for somebody that has an antibiotic resistant infection, staff or strep or whatever it might be, what would then b >> what would then be a secondary and tertiary treatment for that individual? at approximately what might we be looking at from a cost perspective? >> a typical event example in the case of a kid who might say presents with a strap or something and doesn't react to the f
>tonight on "worldfocus" -- >>> in nigeria, curfews and security fors are being used try to quell two days of islamicmilitant violence that's left dozens people dead. >>uproar in britain over the vernment's attempt to take ba compensation paid to soldis wounded in afghanistan. just what is the loss of a leg worth? >>> a sign of the times, in cuba an electronic signnce used by the u.s. to blast t caso governmenthas gone dark. that signal better relations ahead and mo opportunities r american businesses? >>plus, blinded by the light planes takin off and lanng at london's heathrow airportare increasingly bei targeted by lass and pilots warn the consequences could be dealow. >>> from the world's leadin reporters and anysts, here is wh's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." ma possible, in part, by the following funders >>> gooevening, i'm martin savidge. >>> they say th want to impose a taliban-like regime that regains wester education and they've bee attacking plice stations recent days sparking clashes. by some reports haveeft at least 100 people dead. but this wa
hearing what president obama has to tell us. it is a very open forum because it counts numerous experts who are graduates of that institutes. if you read one moscow newspaper, hit you can read >> -- you can read every publication. i am looking forward to a very thrilling speech telling us that the u.s. is ready to change the way the world is changing a dramatically, have because we are not used to feeling ourselves as an object of change. we are not yet ready to except that we can preheat the initiators of change, but we want to go in line with a -- we are not ready to accept that we are the initiators of change. i would like to voice my admiration for president obama for his voice in america possibility to change in itself. you have your own problems. -- admiration for president obama for his voice in america's change in itself. thank you. >> just one follow a quick question. do you think this visit is going to influence the internal policies in russia? for example, in such areas as freedom of the press, the rule of law, and maybe russian position on the iranian issue. we have
to commodity market >>> today on u.s. farm report. another big u.s.d.a. report adds to commodity turmoil. >>> and the epa extends the renewable fuels standards comment period. u-s farm report...i'm john phipps. >>> good morning and welcome to u.s. farm report. i'm john phipps. well it didn't take long for my 2009 plan to be rewritten. this is an expected feature of farming. one reason we are all used to updating our budgets and recalculating the best decisions to make. thank goodness for computers. do we use sophisticated technology to make a @$'p complicated issue easier. sometimes i'm not so sure. let's begin with the news with al pell. >>> the usda released prices. the 2009-2010 carry over was raised 40 billion-bushels to 250 million. thanks to extra records beginning next week. that's a slight increase from the june report. now the june 30th acreage report brought surprises from market traders when the usda brought nearly 3 million acres of corn were planted this week. part of that surprise were part -- the ag department says 87 million acres of corn were planted this spring. that's
from a public health aspect was the end of the of the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in food animal production. . . >> that is actually a savings of 12 to $7 per person if you go by the other study. the pew commission believes there is more than enough science to warrant a ban of the use of antibiotics. there have been studies that link antibiotic use on the farm to equalize and salmonella infections -- e. coli and a salmonella infections. we also think that the experience is very important, as the chairman said. they banned the use of antibiotics in 1988. the data has been analyzed for the past 10 years and a city is being released in the journal of the american veterinary medical association -- a study is being released in a row of american veterinary medical association. they found that in the u.s. compared to the rest of the world, we use more antibiotics than any food production in the world. that is on page 10 of my submitted statement. in denmark, looking specifically in denmark, the total amount of am -- of antibiotics being used post-band is less than the total amoun
. today, just before we introduce the legislation, we're joined by three americans, who are with us. they are going to talk about this. mr. hoyer will introduce his constituent, a small-business owner. i would like to turn this meeting over to the distinguished democratic leader of the house, mr. hoyer. >> thank you very much, madam speaker. thank you for your leadership on this issue and so many others. there are certain things that are a necessity for all of us. clean air, to breathe. water to drink, food to meet -- eat, and our help. those are the essentials that we're going have quality of life. the first two are needed for life, period. we are discussing all of those issues. clean air, we passed an energy bill. we passed it in the timeframe in which we said we would pass it. it is now on the senate and hopefully that will pass it soon and we will have conference on that issue. we are now addressing health care which as i said is a necessity for all of our families. reforming health care is an economic imperative. it is a budget imperative and a moral imperative. it is an econom
the taliban. thousands of u.s. troops launched a major offensive. >> out behind enemy lines. we dropped into a few places nobody had been. >> it broke up hitting the water. revelations about the air france plane crash. what does the sharp rise in america's jobless means in terms of recovery? welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for your -- celebrations as india's ban on gay sex is overturned. not everyone is welcoming the news. saddam hussein in another bizarre fell one covered from the 1970's. -- is our film uncovered -- bizarre film uncovered from the 1970's. hello to you. it is billed as the biggest american military operation in five years. 4000 u.s. marines, hundreds of afghan troops are on the ground in southern afghanistan trying to inflict major damage on the taliban before next month's election. it has been revealed a u.s. soldier has been captured. the circumstances are still not clear. operations strike of the sword is happening in the hemand river valley, the largest opium- producing area of the world. >> midnight in afghanistan. this is operations strike of the swor
people got excited. they told us to go off and build that. at the end of 1993, i was part of a team that built "the wall street journal" online. i ran that up until the end of 2002. after that, i spent about three years running yahoo news. and at walter a few years ago at a conference. we started talking. -- i met walter a few years ago at a conference. we started talking. he invited me to come and help build this into a business. eduardo is a venezuelan- american. he most recently ran aol latin america. before that, he ran other media businesses. he is a lawyer by background. he tries to hide that fact. he is a passionate news junkie. he felt like there was a need online to sort out the things that would be of interest to the user. that is why he started the daily me. >> is this going to be a paid site? >> i think what a loud "the wall street journal" to charge is that it is news with investing information that lends itself to a subscription. people need it for their business and making investment decisions. when we were building that online, we started with the assumption that we
imagine how this would apply? if you were using some test for a promotion, but beyond that. >> this is a very good question, it is very hard to know the place where you have to make the decision. wherever you would do this in the course of litigation, to demonstrate that you will use this criteria as necessary -- and also to eliminate the use of an alternative. unless you are changing the law, i am not understanding how this works. let me tell you why this was controlled by -- precedence with the judge. there was a case in the 1980's, to decide a civil service promotion test with a racially disparate impact. those affected by this filed a lawsuit. but the first issue, that was decided was, was this enough for the civil service board to not use the results of the test, when they saw the racial results? or did they have to go further, and disproved the fact they ss to this in the absence of a workable alternative. they say it is enough to voluntarily choose not to use the criteria. there were a couple of developments, in the supreme court decision that occurred between this d
, this really gives rise to different attitudes. asked about the current u.s. drone aircraft attacks in northwestern pakistan, at 82% called unjustified. only 13% disagreed. if the u.s. were to -- 75% says this would not be justified in bombing, although this is not supported when carried out by it pakistan's on government. we asked a question that would remind respondence that the international community, not only the u.s., originated the military presence in afghanistan. the un had authorized a mission. this mission is meant to stabilize afghanistan and help the government defend itself from the taliban. do you approve or disapprove of this mission? 72% disapprove of the nato mission. only 17% approve. do you think the mission should be continued or ended now? 79% said it should be ended now. 13% that it should continue. the recent decision by the obama administration to send 17,000 more troops to afghanistan as widely projected in pakistan. 86% said they disapproved. there are few signs of the washoe over. -- be washed over. to the degree that the war in afghanistan is brought to
and here at volo illinois hot at the volo autumn news and were gonna talk about the u.s. auto industry in the changing role is playing in the crimea. when did a look at the culture of american cars and the emotions they support within the us as well as a glimpse back in time and innovation of the future. the u.s. auto industry have changed a lot the u.s. economy has changed as well. where going to introduced into a car collecting a lot of money involved and talk about some cars from television and movies. no other industry quite like the auto industry is a reflection of its times. from popular culture to design, fuel efficiency and employment, the car business has been both a leader and casualty of the changing economy. there was a time when if you bought a car in the u-s, there was better than a 90 percent that it would have been made by one of the big detroit three, chrysler, ford or general motors. but today fewer than half the cars sold in the u-s come from one of those three makers. before the bankruptcies, the influence of the big three extended throughout the u-s econ
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >> in afghanistan, thousands of u.s. marines, along with hundreds of afghan troops, launch a major offensive against the taliban. will it succeed? >>> we will take you to tehran for a rare look at that city, now that the massive anti-government demonstrations have ended. >>> tonight a fascinating look at how the atom bomb tests of Ñi half a century ago are helping combat the ivory poaching in africa. >>> and part three of our series exploring how the technology is changing the world. tonight we will take you to the african nation of rwanda, which is changing one laptop at a time.ñr >>> made possible in part by the following funders --Ñi >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. we're going to begin tonight with a major development in the war in afghanistan. under the cover of darkness by r ground and r, almost 4,000 u.s. marines poured into çó taliban-controlled villages in southern afghanistan earlier today.Ñi the military is calling it strike of the swo assault is to eventually take back the area from the militants and win the trust of the peopl
carolina. he joins us live on the line. richard, what can you tell us? >> hi, melissa. the coroner has just confirmed the fifth homicide related to what they are calling a serial killer. what had happened over the course of two days. three shootings, now a fifth life claimed. 15-year-old abbey tyler dying at 11:25 local time. a very well-loved high schooler, according to local. the situation is they're moving full steam ahead but has certainly left the town on edge. it is july 4th and despite many wanting to celebrate, they cannot. we were at a fireworks stand talking to one of the sellers there and he said people are thinking twice about what they're going to be doing tonight. worried about the explosion. in fact, the seller had a .9 millimeter gun on his belt as he was talking to us at this firework stand. on the other hand, he has carrying handguns and are certainly scared. one father told us his 4-year-old son came to him last night and said, dad, don't stay up late. i'm worried that you might get hurt. that 4-year-old son then slept with that dad and mom last night because he was so sc
investigation. a source close to the family telling us they are aware it could turn into a criminal probe, and 360 has learned the scope of that probe is widening. a picture coming into focus of a multi-doctor, multi-state, multi-facetted human conveyor belt used to provide michael jackson exactly what he wanted and apparently what he wanted in great quantities. powerful prescription drugs. randi kaye has been breaking stories all week long. she joins us once again with a "360" exclusive live from los angeles. you're learning disturbing details into michael jackson's alleged drug history. what are you finding? >> erica, i have right here actually a confidential police document. this is from the santa barbara county sheriff's office. it is from 2004. it contains confidential interviews done with two of michael jackson's former security guards, interviews done in preparation for the child molestation case against jackson. he was acquitted in that case, you may recall, but there is plenty right here that really paints a very dark picture of jackson's apparent drug habit and the sophisticated
gets another look from seed companies creeping protectionism in the u-s could mean gains for global competitors and the e-p-a gets ready to rule on raising the allowable ethanol blend rate . >> u.s. farm report brought to you by chevy, an american revolution. >> good morning and welcome to u.s. farm report. i'm john. one thing virtually all economists agree on is how harmful the tariffs were to prevent foreign goods to the u.s., economists agree that we deepened and prolonged the great depression. flash forward to today. while we know the right answer when your industry is threatened by foreign competition, protection looks like protection. even agriculture producers are looking for solutions to their economic problems. those that do know history may be condemn today repeat it. let's get started with all the news. >> good morning, everyone. five years after pulling his plans on biotech week, he said this week they are jumping back into the business. this after the ag business purchased the company that specializes in wheat germ plasm. the existing breeding capabilities will the cent
>>> and i'm bertha coombs. in the u.s., investors appear to be catching their breath before another round of earnings and key economic data today, futures ending lower. >>> global equities, while edging up at the moment, the ftse cnbc global 300 just down three points bouncing off the low. that's because an hour into the tray in europe, we have positive across the board. we didn't make it a new record of 12 consecutive days yesterday. we dipped down before the end of the session. but it's all about earnings. chemicals are heading higher. banks, utilities and insurance all are fairly firm at the moment, deutsche bank with numbers out of time ler a little later. on the currency markets, the dollar had a respite during the asian session from sort of being sold off, and that's sort of where we stand at the moment. euro/dollar, 1..4160 at the moment. sterling/dollar, we were over 1765 and we're bloef 1 of 64 at the moment. dollar/yen around that 94 mark, christine. >> here in asia, people are waiting for more corporate earnings before they jump back into the market. china, this particula
china's concern for the u.s. economy...why it's pushing for america to be more responsible with our fiscal spending.. and should we be afraid of china's threats? plus, from yahoo to microsoft....the competition among internet search engines heats up...but do they have what it take to lure users away from google. and...finding happiness during this gloomy economy....why one expert says now is the time to look for the's all ahead on this edition of first business. welcome to the show everybody thank you for joining us and let's bring matt shapiro of m w s capital joining us from the options exchange. it looks like the stock market is continuing to like what they are hearing from companies reporting second quarter earnings results. this morning we are going to have some big names at&t american express ups and microsoft after the close and i think this is going to put points on if we can get to the century mark that with and stalking best of distance. cochran did so with initial claims this morning and the new home sales existing home sales will see if we got enough infor
. >> and i'm scott wapner in the u.s. alcoa leads the blue chips out of the starting gate kick off earnings season when it reports later today. >>> hello and welcome to cnbc's "worldwide exchange." the earnings season kicks off later in the u.s. the g-8 is under way, as well, in italy. plenty of data coming out, as well, all over the globe. we'll get to all of it during the course of today's show. the ftse cnbc global 00, currently down 25 points. we saw wall street hitting a ten-week low. at the close yesterday, the talk of a new stimulus plan. right now here in europe, an hour into the trading day, not quite as bad as the fall christine was talking about yesterday. down .7% for the cac who at the moment. insurance, financial goods and services are the weakest sectors on the urgent on the currency markets, the yen has hit its highest level against the euro and the dollar. dollar/yen, 94.20. euro/dollar, .3885. sterling/dollar, 1.6078 and the euro is firmer against the pound, as you can see. we continue pulling the risk appetite and the dollar and the yen continue to benefit, christine. >>
of delaware as well. jack, welcome. >> i want to thank governor has a barber for hosting us. i was struck several years ago for a review by everyone who came down to help in the aftermath of katrina and the message that they brought back. being here with other governors and seeing the governors come together to try to rebuild a country, not exactly the same work they did with so many volunteers right here in louisiana and mississippi, but this is an important place for all of us to be. we talked about the stimulus act. i want to give you one quick example. in delaware, we have been hit hard by the economy, and specifically we have to car plants, one chrysler and one general motors. the chrysler plant closed in december and the general motors plant is closing this month. we also have a big amtrak facility where the repair locomotives and passenger cars. just about a week ago i was at one of the amtrak facilities. amtrak got a lot of money to rebuild cars and refurbish cars. it allowed amtrak to hire 52 additional people in delaware. among those 52 people were a number of folks who previous
. thank you for being with us. we toss it to greta van susteren, who is standing by to go on the record. greta? greta: senator jim demint says that health care could be presidentç obama's waterloo. and the president fires back. senator demint is next, and we are being warned that we are on the brink of catastrophe. plus, take a deep breath. guess how much total money u.s. taxpayers, taxpayers, so that means you, might spend on bailouts. the number is 14 digits. we have a report you have probably not heard, and when you hear it, he probably will not be happy, but you will be informed. and vice president joe biden, a former leader, and a conversation about ukrainian women, oh-oh. but first, senator jim demint said if we would stop obama on health care, it would be his waterloo. well, without mentioning senator demint by name, the president hit back. >> i am quoting him now. "if we are able to stop obama on this, this will be his waterloo. it will break him. think about that. this is not about me. this is not about politics. this is about a health-care system that is breaking america's f
know -- find solace and energy from her lack of favorability and build her up so that all of us see what they see in her. >> barbara carlson of "bloomberg" magazine. many thanks. >> thanks. >>> that's it for this thursday edition of "countdown." i'm richard wolffe in for keith olbermann. have a good night, everybody. our coverage continues now with "the rachel maddow show." >> good evening, richard. thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> thank you at home for staying with us the next hour. besides the most famous four beers ever consumed at the white house, today featured dramatic action by liberals in the battle over health care reform. a democratic congressman calling republicans bluff on health care. huge mass resistance to the government in the streets of iran, and more news about the winning notary, that is the birther movement. professor trisha rose, congressman anthony weiner all along tonight to discuss those stories and more. all coming up. >>> we begin tonight with what was perhaps the most anticipated, the most hyped, the most speculated about, round of beers in recent am
'll be there ♪ >> i have loved him all my life. >> michael jackson will be with us forever. shepard: superstars and celebrity showing up to pay tribute to the man he changed music. >> he changed the bar. zm?shepard: tonight, you're fr- row seat in side of the staple centes center. the highlights. also the private service the fans did not get to see. his body carried in a casket made a bold, a fitting sendoff. the day's most touching tribute came from a little girl who knows him only as daddy. >> ever since i was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. [crying] i just wanted to say that i love him so much. >> michaeshepard: michael jackson's daughter getting a hug from her aunt. we rarely have gotten to see these children. now we have to. the family and friends shared a private moment at a cemetery. the pallbearers loaded his casket into a waiting hearse. a 10-mile ride on freeways closed for the occasion. when it arrived at the center, a long-awaited public memorial began. >> to millions around the world, michael jackson was an idol, a hero, even 1 a king. >> this is a cel
the violence? we will explain. it has been the deadliest day for u.s. troops in afghanistan in almost a year. we will have the latest from the pentagon, and soon to be former governor, sarah palin responds to media coverage of her surprise announcement that she is stepping down. all that, plus our all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama says he and his russian counterpart are complited to putting the suspicion and rivalry of the past in the past, for good. the two leaders met in moscow, rolling out a series of agreements on issues large and larger. even though serious disagreements still exist, senior white house correspondent major garrett reports the emphasis today was on the positive. >> the first family arrived in moscow to minimum pageantry, a signal this summit is all business. one sayer moan qual stop at russia's tomb of the unknown preceded a lengthy one on one between president obama and dimitry medvedev. a meeting with the advisors dealt with mid level agreements. it is the first ever russian green light to u.s. military shipmen
of america. when we are at war, our icons, like michael sing about healing the world. so he calls us into public service. it did not matter whether we were black or white. he even told us to beat it, and look at yourself in the mirror, because it meant that if you were going to make a difference, look at the man or woman in the mirror. i come to you today to say, thank you. some of you come from all faiths and we respect that here in america. but there is a story who seems is so symbolic of this young and beautiful man. i love the story of the good samaritan, because it talks about those who walk by but diminish the devastated and the poor. this was a broken and beaten man, laying along a road. no one stopped but someone called the samaritan. it could be in any faith. it's all about charity and love and i call michael jackson the good samaritan. i call him michael jackson, who cared and loved for the world. it bothered me. i grew up with him. as all of us and so many did. so what an honor and a privilege to see him up close. when he came to the united states congress in my office and
to be fatalistic, theologically maybe. my preacher used to say that a presbyterian is someone that falls down a flight of stairs and says, "well, i am glad i got and says, "well, i am glad i got that over with." i don't come at this subject pessimistically either. when i step back, even from the shock of current events and ask myself again, and arthur's data pointed in this direction, are americans predisposed to forfeit hard earned liberties that have proven themselves over and over again? i do not see it. i can make the opposite case. the best educated people ever on the planet possess the technology that empowers individuals in a way that we have never seen before. bigness in all of its forms. observing a federal government that is every bit as clumsy as it ever was and dysfunctional. just wait until what it tries what is about to try. i think such people are less likely and not more likely than ever before to be herded by tghe ehe other leaders in mass transit, smaller cars, or homogenized health care. i think we are going to try to squeeze americans into these boxes are the ones who are
the gravity of issues before us and enlighten us, mr. vice premier, how you see this relationship moving forward from here. without welcome to this stage the vice- premier of china,. [applause] >> [speaking foreign language] . . clinton, as will be joining us in a while. secretary geithner, mr. liveris, and madame hills, all the ladies and gentlemen, friends today i am deeply honored to have this opportunity to meet you tonight. [speaking in chinese] >> translator: and mr. liveris >> translator: and mr. liveris raised a question for@@@@@@@@@ that's a book written by mr. biewbin which has had a very major influence on me. and i agree with these points outlining in that book and through this book i came to know mr. rubin. people sometimes say a famous teacher must have smart students. and i just came to know that ?erkt secretary geithner is a student of mr. kissinger and mr. rubin. so that's the situation between tutor and student. and that inspired me. so i'm thinking about teachers that i can name that are as great or as smart as mr. rubin and dr. kissinger. and i found one. found
this be ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us ♪ ♪ >> hold for applause. hold for applause. slow, umbrella, fade out. >>> good evening. i'm nancy grace. i want to thank you for being with us. michael jackson seemingly performing from beyond the grave. we have just obtained the private video of jackson's full dress rehearsal just hours before he collapses and pronounced dead. ♪ they wouldn't let this be ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us ♪ ♪ all i wanna say is that they don't really care about us ♪ >>> the first videotape we have seen from that -- that final full dress rehearsal that michael jackson had on tuesday night. those who loved michael jackson, they'll say it's michael jackson in his top form. >> he was very energetic. he was h
tavis smiley. first up tonight, the inspiring story of juan luis alcivar, who joined the u.s. army despite the fact that he was not even a u.s. citizen. in 2007, the sergeant was shot and wounded and awarded the purple heart. he was sworn in as a u.s. citizen, and he has become a public face for the thousands of foreign-born people serving in the u.s. military. also tonight, anika noni rose drops by, and she was in "dreamgirls" and in "the no. 1 ladies' detective agency." they are both coming up right now. >>> there are so many things that wal-mart is helping people to do. looking forward to build stronger communities and relationships, because with your help, the best is yet to come. >>> nationwide insurance bradley supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance, working to improve economic conditions. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >>> and from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: sgt juan luis alcivar joined the u.s. army back in 2005 despite the fact that he was not a u.s. citizen, born in the dominican republic. he was shot and wounded in iraq and awarded the purp
'm jonathan charles. u.s. vice president provoked a war of words. his visit to the republic of georgia brings fresh threats from russia. behind the smile, elrich and exchanges barbs with north the korea -- with north korea over nuclear weapons. >> the unit -- the united states and its allies cannot accept a north korea that tries to retain nuclear weapons. >> porsche's boss resigns as the sports car maker runs into trouble after trying to take over volkswagen. one brief message on twitter can make or break a movie. >> ♪ when we landed in nebraska, i confirmed what i suspected ♪ >> the canadian singer using youtube to get back in an airline that mishandled his musical instrument. 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london and 3:00 p.m. in tbilisi where the u.s. vice- president visit to the republic of georgia provoked a tough response from neighboring russia. joe biden is there in a show of support almost one year on after georgia's short war. now russia is threatening concrete measures to prevent the georgians rearming. accusing them of provocative the incident close to the breakaway regio
economy, saying the u.s. may now be seeing the beginning of the end of recession. the market was up, meaning the financial system was also a -- was no longer on the edge of collapse. he also defended the bailout of car maker's gm and chrysler. the imf has announced it is sharply increasing funding to poorer countries to help them deal with the global economic crisis. they plan to increase lending to developing nations by up to $8 billion over the next two years. that is $2 billion more than was called for by the g-20 summit in april. microsoft and yahoo! have announced an internet search partnership in an effort to take on google. under the deal, microsoft's new search engine will be used on yahoo! sites while yahoo! will use microsoft computer technology. the police in spain are blaming the vast separatist organization for a car bomb in a northern city that slightly injured more than 50 people, who were hit by flying glass. from madrid. >> the terrifying aftermath of the early morning attack, filmed by an amateur cameraman. "what brutality," he exclaims. at least 200 kilos of explo
and shady grove. ma writers we spoke to said that they are used to it by now. ever since last month's deadly metro collision. ntsb investigators are doing sight distance testing to figure out how soon the striking train's operator saw the other train ahead for before applying the emergency brakes. another thing on the agenda is figuring out how to fix metro signaling equipment on the red line span between takoma and fort totten. investigators say that the system failed to alert the train that another train was up ahead. so far, it tends to fix it have failed. the general manager says that all trains will run on manual mode until everything is back on track. >> meanwhile, some fairfax county drivers are having to weave their way around a crater on the ltle river turnpike. this is thanks to a broken water main. it has closed part of the road at cornwell tried in an end up. -- corn will drive up in annandale. >> the good news is that fairfax water says that by the afternoon commute, everything will be back to normal on 286 west. about 2:00 last night, a water main broke, sending water rushing u
it should serve as a teachable moment for all of us. outside the white house, everyone seems to be well aware of what is happening today. if the president as havinga a beer. >> the gathering is not exactly peace in the middle east, but restorations -- but race relations around picnic table is not something to be ignored and could lead to real accomplishment. >> i think so, most people discuss things over drinks or snacks. >> either way, the white house would love to put this controversy and this comment -- >> the cambridge police acted stupidly. >> into the past. they would much rather have the focus be on health care, not how an arrest that the rest of us to pay attention. >> just three folks having a drink at the end of the day, and hopefully giving people an opportunity to listen to each other. >> i think the whole thing has been overblown and he is wise to try to put a cap on it. >> by taking the cap off? >> exactly. >> while reporters will be staked out to get reaction from cates and crowley s and as they are done drinking, we understand that the president will not be making any co
in the u.s. offensive in afghanistan. but first africa is the new focus of the u.s. military. the bush administration launched the africa command last year to foster closer cooperation and stability across the continent, switching from a traditionally rereactive approach to african crisis to a policy of engagement. but it's headquartered in germany, rather than africa, and it's a command structure with few operational units. instead it will draw people and equipment as needs arise. air power will be vital on the huge african continent and general ron ladnier is overseaing it. general, welcome to the show. i want to start out by asking how africacom is structured, and really given central function of the command is diplomatic more than military. >> i am surprised there hasn't been a lot more discussion about exactly that. u.s. africa command represents almost a departure from what we've seen with other regional commands. and what i mean is, government agencies have represents at u.s. africa command, but they're not just liaison officers. they hold key positions. one of the deputies is a
scares him about captivity. >>> a california transit train collision is the third u.s. rail crash in a month. investigators are trying to figure out why dozens of people got hurt. >>> the 40th anniversary of the first walk on the moon and we want to hear from you. should we go back? >>> hi, you are watching l hln. i'm natasha curry. a video posted on a website shows a u.s. soldier captured by the taliban in afghanistan. the pentagon identified him as private first class bower. bergdahl. he was captured on june 30th in eastern afghanistan. in the 28-minute video, he says he is scared he won't be able to go home. >> my girlfriend was hoping to mar marry, have my grandma and grandpas, i have a very good family that i love back home in america, and i miss them every day that i'm gone, i miss them, and i'm afraid that i might never see them again and that i'll never be able to tell them that i love them again, that i'll never be able to hug them. >> senior pentagon correspondent barbara star explains what the u.s. military is doing to try to get bergdahl back. >> since the soldier went
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